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The Second City Announces First-Ever Artistic Advisory Board

The Second City Announces First-Ever Artistic Advisory Board

The esteemed board will help guide The Second City's creative direction and uphold the creative values of the institution.

How Second City and “Yes, And” Helped Erika Casupanan Win Survivor 

How Second City and “Yes, And” Helped Erika Casupanan Win Survivor 

"I was much more open to being flexible and accepting of whatever was offered to me."

The Second City’s COVID-19 Commitment

The Second City’s COVID-19 Commitment

The Second City takes the health and safety of our patrons and students very seriously.

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